Books by Tim Harford

FIFTY INVENTIONS THAT SHAPED THE MODERN ECONOMY by Tim Harford
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Harford's contagious delight in his subject reminds readers not to take for granted the impact of objects and ideas so familiar they're easy to overlook."
A well-known British economist shapes his radio broadcasts into chapters of a diverting collection of what he considers humanity's greatest inventions. Read full book review >
MESSY by Tim Harford
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Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Though not all readers will find this unconventional perspective on disorder particularly sage, Harford's exploration is entertaining and, despite the topic, well-constructed."
An award-winning economist celebrates the myriad advantages of clutter and disarray. Read full book review >
THE UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST STRIKES BACK by Tim Harford
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Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"Uncovering cant and weak practice with some common sense and plenty of experience, Harford puts the art of macroeconomics within reach, making the unruly study considerably less dismal."
It's hard enough to manage, or even understand, our own finances. The "Undercover Economist" seeks to teach us how to manage the economic affairs of nations. Read full book review >
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Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Chock-full of numbers and money talk, but oddly entertaining—of a piece with Dan Ariely's superior Predictably Irrational (2007) and other recent popularizing works in behavioral economics."
Or, the things people will do for money—and for good reason. Read full book review >